Physical Security Manager

Employer: Vodafone
Closing : 9 August 2016

Physical Security Manager (VGCS) - VGCS2507PSM

Vodafone operates in a challenging and rapidly changing environment and it is our job to keep the company’s customers, staff and assets secure. Threats are constantly evolving in nature and increasing in number, meanwhile, the sophistication and variety of services Vodafone offers, the range of customers we serve, and the number of countries in which we operate is increasing. We need to ensure that our organisation, capabilities and skills match up to these challenges, which is why Vodafone is expanding its Group Corporate Security team.

You will find all of our new Group Corporate Security vacancies advertised on the Vodafone career site by entering ‘VGCS’ into the keyword search. We would encourage you to review these roles and apply for the position that best suits your skill set and aspirations.

The role of Physical Security Manager will be a key position within the Group Corporate Security team. This is a Paddington (London) based role.

The purpose of the role is to conduct physical security reviews of all key locations owned and operated by Vodafone Group, producing detailed risk and threat assessments. To produce the physical security review program, taking into account site profiles and security categories, and the enforcement of the program within the scope of company requirements. To advise Group functions and entities on remedial actions following an investigation or physical security breach to prevent another incident from occurring. To review best practice and standards and develop a cost-effective approach to maintain levels of physical security balanced against commercial objectives. To ensure physical security standards are maintained without impacting on customer experience.

As Physical Security Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

• Production and maintenance of an annual plan detailing physical security reviews/audit schedules for all Group sites.
• Complete physical security audits as part of a cyclical programme on all Group sites. Frequency dependent on criticality and security category.
• Maintain risk register of physical security review findings and work with relevant stakeholders to drive physical security improvements.
• Provide advice to supply chain/Property on physical security requirements related to suppliers or outsource partners.
• Advise projects as required on all aspects of preventative security controls relating to individual projects and provide resolutions to security issues as appropriate.

As Physical Security Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

• Proven People and Asset protection experience, preferably within the telecommunications industry or a multinational, matrix organisation.
• Experience in internal audit and/or project management, crisis management and ISO 27001.
• Knowledge of current physical security best practice, including CPNI, within the commercial environment.
• Experience providing Executive Production reviews, providing concise and accurate feedback to the “principle”.
• Able to conduct physical security reviews and support and guide any subsequently required remedial activity.
• Experience in delivering a proportionate level of protection to brand and company infrastructure in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
• Relevant degree or professional qualification advantageous.

What we will be looking for in you:

With a high level of motivation, plenty of energy and lots of initiative, you’ll be committed to delivering a great experience to our customers. You’ll always be on the lookout for better ways of doing things and will be comfortable working as part of an international team.

Here at Vodafone, we aim to create a working culture that is inclusive to all and believe that having a diverse workforce which reflects our global footprint will help us meet the needs of our globally diverse customers. We do not condone unfair treatment of any kind and offer equal opportunities for all aspects of employment and advancement regardless of race, nationality, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religious or political belief.

Our vision is to have an inclusive culture which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of the diversity of our people. Therefore, we want people from all walks of life to come and join us in the Vodafone family. We want to attract the best talent there is globally - whoever they are, wherever they come from and whatever professional background and experience they have.

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